Giving to Adelphos USA
Adelphos-USA is a 501 (c)(3) charitable, educational, and religious organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
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Are you at least 72 years of age and looking for creative ways to give to missions? Do you have an IRA or 401k with a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)?
Did you know that the IRS allows for you to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) thus eliminating paying taxes on that distribution?
GOOD NEWS! Adelphos-USA is a 501(c)(3) religious, educational, and charitable organization qualified to receive that distribution!
Talk to your financial professional or email Shawn for details if you would like to consider Adelphos-USA in your charitable giving this year.
As a charitable organization, Adelphos USA, also accepts Memorial Gifts.
If you wish to honor your loved one in this way, please contact us for details.
All Memorial Gifts will receive a name on a plaque in our office as well as a Memorial here on our website and our Facebook page.
Unless otherwise designated, all Memorial Gifts will go to our Hope and Future Fund.
In memory of
Shirley Ann Knight Smith
She was Aunt Shirl to me, the General Director, Shawn Haynie. And she wasn't just "Aunt" to relatives, but to many more whose lives were touched by hers.
Part of her published obituary says:
"Shirley Ann Knight Smith, 93, of Rockford [Illinois] passed away 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2020 .... Born April 12, 1926, the daughter of Sheldon A. and Nina (Atkinson) Knight, ... Shirley was an 83 year member of First Baptist Church, Rockford where she enjoyed singing in various groups and serving her Savior in many ways, in the community but especially at church ...."
83 years a member of the same church! I want this memorial to first of all challenge us to FAITHFULNESS! Now while the transient society of today may move us, and while missions work definitely moves us from place to place, may we be found FAITHFUL where God places us!
I also want her memorial to challenge us to SERVICE! Several mentioned at her funeral how her service to the Lord began almost immediately after accepting Christ as Savior and becoming a member of the church. She was exceptionally talented at singing and used that often at church, at home, and in her neighborhood. One eulogist mentioned how she was also willing to serve wherever there was a need. Even though she had little experience with computers, she was willing to help with secretarial work at the church and to learn to use computers because there was need. And apart from all that, I know how she served my mother when my dad passed away. May we be found willing to SERVE, in every area of need that we can possibly fill.
Finally, many people noted my Aunt's happy, peaceful demeanor. That is one of my dearest memories of my Aunt Shirl. To me, she was the embodiment of "Rejoice evermore" (1 Thessalonians 5:16) and "live peaceably with all men" (Romans 12:18). May we be challenged by my Aunt Shirl's testimony and may this demeanor mark our lives as well.
Thank you to those who gave this memorial gift. May her memory challenge us all.